At that time, our boys were 3-1 and tied for first place in the NL East. Things were looking up indeed. That was before we came home and lost six out of the last seven games, including a four game sweep by the Rockies in Citi Field.
So who are the 2011 Mets? The 3-1 wonder boys who stoked our hopes down in FLA? Or the 1-8 stumblers who now reside in last place of the NL East?
One is the magic number here. The Mets have lost three of the past four games by one run. Things could have easily swung the other way in these games. Lets hope things start swinging the other way fast.
The fans are not pleased. According to reports, only a few hundred folks stuck around for game 2 of yesterday's disappointing double-header. And apparently they were only there to boo and chant "Sell the team!" during the final innings. It's already getting ugly. But I know at least fan will be happy to be at a game next week. I'm taking my six-year-old son Thursday night. He'll have a good time no matter what the score.
Meanwhile, check out the enthusiasm of these fans. This is the National Anthem at the home opener of the Portland Timbers, an expansion soccer team. SOCCER. This is what Shea once sounded like years ago.